Mattresses to generate $11 bln by 2011 in the US

US mattress industry faces many dynamic issues, including regulation, competition from smaller companies and foreign manufacturers, environmental concerns, and the changing demographics of their consumers. Relatively recession-proof, shipment growth has been steady at an 11% annual rate over the past five years and is expected to continue double-digit growth over the next five, reaching $11 bln in the US by 2011, Reportlinker says.